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your money. you can follow ali and me on facebook. make sure you john us every week for your money, saturdays at 1:00, sunday at 3:00 eastern time. log on to have a great weekend. a new salvo in the battle of other health care coverage. is the public option in or is it out? hot, dry weather fuels california's wildfires. crews making progress against the flames. a big city mayor comes to the aid of a woman calling for help only to get hit in the head with a pipe. the attacker still on the loose today. hello, i'm melissa long, in today for fredricks whitfield. and you are in the cnn newsroom. we focus our attention right now on the severe weather in the
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southeast. due to the sudden development of a tropical storm it is taking aim at the panhandle. more on the storm from jacqui jeras in the severe weather center. talking about ana, bill, now this is the focus. >> yeah, claudette, focused because it is aimed right for the florida panhandle. as you mentioned this is a tropical storm this developed in the overnight hours, tropical depression it has been strengthening since that time and will continue to do so until it makes landfall. maximum sustained winds at 50 miles per hour and it is you know, less than 40 miles away from the coast right now. i want to go ahead and show you some of the rain bands because we have been seeing that already pushing into the area, very heavy at times, over toward apalachicola, the tallahassee area. occasional occasionally, been seeing the thunderstorms wrapping around with the outer bands, tampa bay also into the orlando area. we could see anywhere between three to five inches of rainfall along with those gusty winds. this is going to be enough to cause some localized flooding.
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in addition, we could even see some power outages. i want to show you a couple of the winds we have been seeing across the area because they are starting to gust pretty strong. there you can see, sustained winds 13 miles per hour, 14 over there, up to 27 now near panama city. down here near apalachicola, sustained winds, 20, 25 miles per hour, then getting some of the stronger gusts in the 20s toward, over toward the tampa bay area. we do have a tower cam i want to show you from pensacola, from our affiliate, wear-tv and a wind gust at the top of the hour, 40 miles per hour here. you can see a little bit of the wave action and certainly some very dark, threatening-looking skies. we will watch those winds continue to increase in the upcoming hours. we could even be seeing a landfall potentially, even, you know, an hour or so from now. the reason being is that the storm is moving up toward the north and the west and if we start getting one of these scrapes taking place, landfall is going to be a little later,
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closer toward panama city. but if we stay.on the current track, we are going to be a little -- oops, excuse me, closer to the tip here along the bend area. and so, that's what we are going to be dealing with in that area. now, we do have two other storms that we are talking about. we have got ana and then we also have bill. and both of those storms continue to develop a little bit. let's go ahead and show you some of the tracks that we have been dealing with both ana and bill, here you can see ana. the good with us with ana, it weakened a bit today, not a lot of structure associated with this but bring heavy rainfall across parts of puerto rico into hispaniola and cuba. bill, a little bit more concerned about because it is going to stay a little further north of that track and has more time over the land and that mean it is has more time to strengthen. so, potentially this could be our first hurricane of the season, maybe even our first major hurricane. so we will continue to monitor bill. it would be at least a week before it would impact the united states and that is still
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a big if that far out. >> bill a concern, maybe seven days out, right now, your focus today is claudette. busy day for you. thanks, jacqui. not rain but the wildfires causing concern and extensive damage right now in california. 11 fires, various stages of containment, are burning state-wide. the battle involves nearly 7,000 firefighters. dry weather condition cans and the tough, mountainous terrain not helping the fire crews with the so-called lockheed fire. ten square miles of santa cruz county have been blackened since wednesday. thousands of residents under mandatory evacuation orders. but not everyone is heeding the call to leave. >> there is nothing more we can do about it it we could turn our backs and leave but we are not gonna do that just keep watching the weather. go by that and good communication with all of to us. >> we have another wildfire near santa barbara blamed on drug traffickers. officials say the fire was sparked by cooking at a marijuana camp.
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taiwan's president is trying to get out in front of a fire storm of criticism surrounding his handling of the disaster surrounding the typhoon. he is accepting blame for the slow response and he is apologizing to the victims. john russian is in southern taiwan with more on the latest. >> reporter: helicopters bringing in the last of the stranded villagers, relatives and friends waiting here for days there is relief. for others there is the anguish of not knowing. help us, please save my children, i have been waiting four days already, says this woman. and at a time, anger, especially at local officials. they said it was safe and we didn't need to evacuate, now there is not even a road to get back, he said. and the man who is the focus of much of the national blame is president joe, often confronted by angry survivors's tours the
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disaster zone. how do you respond to people who blame you and your government and say, listen, this is just too much to begin with when it did get under way, it just wasn't enough? >> we certainly -- i will take full responsibilities, whatever the blame is, because after all, i'm the president of this country. >> reporter: but president ma says the slowdown was because of bad weather. heavy rain left helicopters grounded. >> once the weather is good, one day the 14th of august, we were able to evacuate 2,518 people. it is a record. >> reporter: but there was outrage last week when he blamed local officials. >> they were not fully repaired. >> reporter: now he is seen accompanying the grieving, apologizing, promising to do better. as he open old a weekend baseball game, he was booed and jeered, protestors demanded his resignation. >> we will find out not only how
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to correct the mistakes, but also they tried to punish the people who are responsible. >> reporter: as the rescue operation slowly winds down, the focus will soon shift to rebuilding lives and communities. taiwan's embattled president told me that simply repairing all the damage from typhoon morakot could take up to a year. john vause, cnn, taiwan. it has been one week since that fatal air crash collision over new york's hudson river and is it is business as usual for the area's helicopter tour companies, business as usual despite renewed calls to ban these flights. cfn's susan candiotti talked with one chopper pilot and also has the latest on one ongoing investigation. >> reporter: flying over the hudson river, pilots better have razor-sharp vision and focus. it is a busy highway in the air. another chopper suddenly pulls alongside while a small plane zipped by, just out of camera
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range. >> did he announce? might be on with the tower. all right. where is my helicopter? >> reporter: one week after a fatal mid air collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane that took nine lives, we flew with pegasus pilot eric ross, whose customers, despite the recent accident, still clamor to see manhattan's skyline. for now, visual flight rules still apply for up to 1,000 feet above the water. that means over the hudson, pilots watch out for each other. it's see and avoid. >> so i don't say where i am, i tell them what i'm going to do. we do it like driving. northbound, i stay to the right. southbound -- >> reporter: pilots can't let their guard down for a moment. >> he is on the backside? >> that's what he said. >> yeah, coming around right
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here. >> reporter: we saw one helicopter come around and then seem to disappear. >> i got you. down low. >> down low. right here. >> i got him. >> if we didn't talk to each other, accident see him until it had become too late. >> reporter: airspace crowded over the hudson, air traffic control radar warning systems can be going off repeatedly. >> it's constantly alerts and that really becomes part of the background noise to an air traffic controller, it becomes a distraction to his operation so he tunes it out. >> reporter: before the mid air crash, the ntsb says an air traffic controller did try to reach the small plane at least two times but got no answer. moving with uncharacteristic speed, the faa just formed a group to recommend possible changes and they are not wasting time. >> susan candiotti joins us live with more on the stories. spectacular viewses. you can see why people love to go up in these helicopters, really amazing how busy that
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highway is in the sky as well, as you pointed out. what type of a time line does the faa have for this group that you just mentioned toward the bottom of your report? >> reporter: the faa is giving this group only two weeks, two weeks torque come one some recommendations this is a group that includes pilots and other interested parties. and i can tell you on this beautiful sunny day it is very, very busy out here again this day, with all kinds of helicopters and small planes. we saw one helicopter flying less than 500 feet along the coastline here. >> wow. okay. you mentioned just a couple of weeks. any idea right now what those recommendations could be from the group? >> reporter: well, a lot of people are talking about the possibility of creating a different altitude for helicopters fly in and another one for airplanes. that's one possibility. they are also discussing this voluntary radio frequency that is currently assigned to the hudson river here. again, talking about making that mandatory instead of voluntary for pilots to use.
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so, those are just two examples. >> two weeks, as you mentioned a pretty fast time line. spectacular views. susan, thanks for sharing those with us and the update as well. for many critics of the white house health care reform programs, the stickiest point of all, government competing with private insurers what if the public option were off the table? do you think that would change the debate?
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lawmakers are in recessa make or break month, meeting with constituents about health care reform and hearing that a government alternative to private coverage might not be a make or break part of the white house's push. the health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, isn't exactly pushing hard for the public on tos. here is the secretary with john king's "state of the union" program. >> i think the president is just continuing to say let not have this be the only focus of the conversation, coverage for all americans, lowering the crushing costs for everyone, making sure that we have new rules for insurance companies, that they can't dump people out of the marketplace if you get sick that they can't drop your coverage based on a pre-existing condition, that you can't be priced out because you're a woman instead of a man and gender discrimination won't be allowed to continue any more. those are really essential parts of the new program, along with choice and competition, which i think we will have at the end of the day. >> let me quite simply, the
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public option is not a deal breaker, from the president's standpoint? >> well, i think that there will be a competitor to private insurers that is really the essential part, is you don't turn over the whole new marketplace to private insurance companies and trust them to do the right thing. we need some choices we he need some competition. >> again, that was secretary sebelius. now if this public option is off the table could that be a game-changer in the debate? find out when we talk to cnn's elaine quijano, at the white house. you are not at the white house, you are in washington. you are still in washington. i want to ask you oh lane about this, because it sounds like, sounds like the administration is slightly backing off of this concept and the public option or government option. >> reporter: that's right, melissa it does sound that way. what secretary sebelius said there in the soundbite you just heard pretty much echoes what the president himself said at a town hall meeting, basically acknowledged that a final deal with not necessarily include a public option. take a listen to what he said at this town hall meeting yesterday
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in grand junction, colorado. >> the public option, whether we have it or we don't have it, is not the entirety of health care reform. this is just one sliver of it, one aspect of it. and by the way, it's both the right and the left that have become so fixated on this that they forget everything else. >> reporter: the president is suggesting there it is possible, a final deal might not have a public option but also meaning to suggest it is not necessarily a make or break point. >> another on tos we have heard about, something called a health insurance cooperative or co-op. can you explain what that is and how the obama administration feels about it? >> that's right. the white house cautiously signalled it is open to the idea of health insurance co-s on, something gaining traction ax traction on a senate side. senator kent conrad envision it is this way, co-once get federal startup money, not all of it,
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but some. they would be run by members, not the government so not talking about government-controlled entities here, also, these co-ops would compete with for-profit insurers, senator conrad thinks for all these options will appeal to people on both sides of the debate. >> crucial on getting people on both sides to agree. elaine quijano live from washington. thanks, elaine. >> sure. americans around the country have been glued to the health care debates whether watching on television, watching online or showing up at the town halls. our deputy political reporter paul stein houser is now checking out some of the latest polls. >> reporter: melissa, we have seen a lot of coverage in the media at the protests at town halls across the country the lawmakers are holding. the question, are americans paying attention? look at these numbers from gallup conducted days ago.
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next question that comes to mind, is the president having any impact on the vast majority of americans out there? more numbers from the same survey, you can see, 34% of those questioned said the protests, the views of these professo professors, a lot of these demonstrators are mostly against the president and the health care proposal, 34% say more sympathetic to those views now, 21%, only one in five say they are less sympathetic to the views of the protesters. see at the bottom, 36% say the demonstrations are really making no difference on their opinion when it comes to health care. another question is, what about the president's poll numbers, the protests having any impact? as of now it seems not really so much. two polls this past week, gallup and marist show the president in the mid 50s when it comes to his overall approval rating. that was his rating before the demonstrations at the town hall and specifically on health care,
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seems americans seem to be split on how president obama is handling health care that same way before the town hall started. of course, only two weeks into a five-week recess for lawmakers, going to keep an eye on these town halls, more protests and more polls later this month. melissa? >> that is political director paul steinhauser, thanks, paul. more about the health care debate, the reform could affect you and your loved one as well, check out our special health care in america website, the latest from the town hall forums, fact check, ireports. health care isn't the only item on the president's agenda when he gets back to washington was on tuesday. he will discuss a range of issues with hosni mubarak, including the middle east peace process. fast forward to wednesday, the president is honoring 2008 nascar champ jimmie johnson at the white house. it happened in a flash, a wedding with reception tent full of women and children reduced to
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a little more than ashes, all in three minutes.
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in iran, another mass trial of people detained in the aftermath of the country's disputed presidential election this is in fact, the third round of these mass trials, among the defendants today, an iranian-canadian reporter for "newsweek" magazine, employees of the british and french paeb embassies and iranian scholar. more than the 1,000 people arrested following the presidential election in june. also from iran, an unexpected move by president pack mood ahmadinejad. he is appointing three women, three women to his cabinet. impressive in the number for the islamic republic. ahmadinejad is naming a 50-year-old gynecologist as health minister, a 43-year-old lawmaker as minister of social security and appointing a third woman to the cab knelt soon but didn't say who or which position. now, the nominees must be approved by parliament. more violence in afghanistan ahead of this week's presidential elections there, two children were wounded in a rocket attack in kandahar.
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police blame the violence on militants. now the taliban has issued new threats against polling stations, vowing to disrupt the voting. farther south, two british soldiers died yesterday from wounds they sustained from explosions in helmand province that brings the number of british troops killed in afghanistan to 201. turning to another fight in afghanistan the one for heart and mind. cnn's christiane amanpour travels with the u.s. military as they help afghan students to cope amid the rubble of war. >> reporter: right here in the middle of nowhere. it is an incredible sight, row upon row of school children, organized into neat, outdoor classes. >> 1, 2, 3. >> reporter: several thousand students diligently counting in english. even at this age, they know that they want to communicate with the rest of the world.
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i have never seen anything like this, all these children outside almost like classes, open air. it is difficult for them to study when their brains are boiling. >> reporter: the education director says in his district alone, 33,000 students are now studying outside in the sun. amir john is an afghan interpreter. >> it is very important. our kids, they can't get education in the future, they understand who is own enemies and who is our friend. >> supplies are from american students, much like themselves. >> reporter: doling owl pens and pencils, dressed in full combat gear, major gary knorr is trying his best to meet the needs here. he believes the children are the key to winning over their parents and essentially this war. >> if we can sway the civilian
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populations, show them that we are here to support their children, then they are going to, in turn, not support the bad guys that are coming here. >> really understand what is going on in afghanistan and why the united states is there, watch christiane amanpour's documentary this evening, "generation islam" starting at 8 p.m. eastern time. in kuwait now, fire erupted during a wedding celebration, killing 4 women and children t happened at a tribal area west of the kuwaiti city yesterday. officials say it took only three minutes for the flames to consume the wedding tent. at least 76 others were injured, some seriously. officials say faulty wiring, faulty electrical wiring may have started the flames. story about a big city mayor bashed in the head with a metal pipe at a state fair. why? he was trying to be a good citizen.
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get you a quick check of some of the top stories now. tropical storm claudette is building strength and making a manufacture toward the florida panhandle. this storm could make landfall within the hour. three to five inches of rain, strong winds, power outages, all possibilities if you have to live in that area two other tropical storms, ana and bill, they are stirring up in the caribbe caribbean. the latest on the storm's path from jackqui jeras, our meteorologist, in a few minutes. from california now, dry weather isn't helping the fire crews in their fight with the lockheed fire. the fire's toasted about 10 square miles in santa cruz county since it broke out on wednesday. thousands of people are under mandatory evacuation orders. wisconsin police have arrested a suspect in the attack on a milwaukee mayor. police say the mayor, tom barrett and his family were leaving a state fair last night when he heard an elderly woman crying out for someone to dialled 11.
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barrett started dialing the number, a 20-year-old man arguing with the woman allegedly turned on the may we are a metal pipe and started hitting him. level arrested the suspect who is identified as anthony peters. the mayor is hospitalized now in stable condition. nch>> tom is in stable conditio. i have talked to him personally. he still has his good sense of humor and he is -- a great brother and in good shape. he will be fine. did he sustain some pretty significant injuries. >> what about the elderly woman? police say she is a grandmother of the suspect's child, present at the time. the incident appears to be part of a domestic dispute. a massive search for a missing georgia woman has turned up her cell phone but little else. 38-year-old christie corn well disappeared tuesday while talking on that phone with her
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boyfriend. authorities believe she was abducted a man mowing the lawn found that phone late on friday, about three and a half miles from where corn well was last seen. five african-american women in the same town, similar lives, similar death he is, possibly with something else in common them might all be the victims of the same killer. cnn's david mattingly takes us to a lensome flood eastern north carolina that might be the haunt of that serial killer. >> reporter: if someone were looking for a police to get away with murder in north carolina, edgecomb county's seven bridges road might be the place to go. >> nothing. nothing but trees and pastures. >> reporter: since 2005, the remains of five women with, all african-american and suspected prostitutes have been found here among miles of woods and crops. there are any number of places you can pull off here, like this about right here. you can just drive off and disappear into the woods in a matter of seconds.
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sadly, that's what's been happening to these women, they disappear, never to be seen live again. is this the work of a serial killer? >> yes, i believe it is. the fact that the bodies have been found close together really would argue for a serial killer. >> reporter: michael teague was once the state's top forensic psychologist and believes the killer is someone who could have a lot in common with his victims. >> their economic level, their background, again, the same race, i think it is a person that would fit very easily within the environment. >> reporter: all of the victims were last seen in the town of rocky mount. we went to where they came from, an area where prostitutes worked neighborhood streets. >> typically this is the area. >> reporter: but we found the streets desserted, cleared by beer. prostitutes are easy targets for killers, living fragile lives on society's fringes. still, councilman andre knight says it shouldn't have taken years for the town to take notice. is it just a matter of race or
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possibly because of what they do for a living? >> i think it is a combination of both, because even what a person does, they still have human rights. >> reporter: a turning point in public awareness and the investigation itself was the fifth victim. jarnese hargrove, known to her friends as sunshine. friends and family publicly demand justice. local authorities asked the fbi to assist. like the other victims, hargrove disappeared from rocky mount, her body was found in june off seven bridges road. from the streets of rocky mount it is only about a 15-minute drive to get to places just like. this for all practical purposes, it's the middle of nowhere and this is where investigators say that the victims are being killed. they won't give us a lot of detail about what they are find bug they do tell us that two of the victims were strangled, one was stabbed and beaten. three other rocky mount women who police say are not prostitutes are currently missing. the sheriff of edgecomb county
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calls this a critical time in the investigation, leading many to hope that this lonely country road will soon lead to a killer. >> and from rocky mount, north carolina, that was cnn's david mattingly. a group of community organizers there hoping some of the national aten also help break this case. for the first time since getting out of federal prison, controversial nfl quarterback michael vick took to the football field. hundreds of prints and video photographers, vick took to the field wearing that familiar number 7 jersey, but now the convicted dogfighter is in new and unfamiliar surroundings, philadelphia. vick is trying to kick start his playing career after serving an 18-month prison sentence. he hasn't played a game since the 2006 season. woodstock, you think you have seen it all by now, may not
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have seen these photos before and the man who shot them has plenty more to share with us. %
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jug a hunch. by now, you have probably heard it is the 40th anniversary of
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woodstock this weekend. it was the music festival for a generation that came of age in the '60s and '70s. here, ted rowland tries to separate the myth from the mystery. >> reporter: woodstock, the most famous music festival of all time, but it wasn't even held in the town of woodstock, new york. it could be called the best-held music festival. i think they started in woodstock, i don't think they got the approvals to play there or permits. a are. >> reporter: bobby columnby headlined with blood, sweat and tears. he said the 500,000 people who attendhood a different experience than the actual performers. >> impatiently waiting to go on stage, but there's not a -- you know that kind of gathering how you feel, yeah, peace, man, isn't this love, brother? >> reporter: grace slick played woodstock with jefferson
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airplane. now a visual artist she painted a pitch er, literally, of who was there. >> janis, richard havens, crosby stills, nash and young, joan baez. the people who put on the festival contacted everybody they could. some probably thought, oh, that's stupid, they don't know what they are doing or some thought, no, i can't be there, i have a commitment for something else. >> reporter: the who made it to the festival but roger daltrey reportedly called it the worst gig they ever played, mud and rain were plentiful but food and facilities were not. >> accident go to the bathroom all night, there wasn't a bathroom on stage that is okay for guys, they can lean off the side but a woman it is a little tricky. >> reporter: for many of the artists, woodstock was just another engagement and in 1969, a decent-paying one at that. >> the top fay, i knew, was $15,000. >> reporter: but for half a million concertgoers, the
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experience was priceless. in hollywood, i'm ted rowland. >> who knows better what happened at woodstock than a couple of people who were there? they are also our ireporters. mark goff was a freelance photographer and got a backstage press pass? he joins us by skype from milwaukee and sharing some rarely scene photographs. mark, glad to have you. and also susie hoffman drove to upstate new york in, what else, but a vw bus with her buddies 40 years ago. she joins us live from l.a. nice to see you as well, susie. all right, mark, you're 22 years of age. how did you score this plum assignment and who were you working for? >> well, i was working for anybody that was going to pay me at the time and i was a freelancer but i had done some writing for the local newspaper. [ inaudible ]. >> mark is working for come lied scope.
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again, a publication there and was capturing photographs from right close to the stage. then we have susie not near the stage, you write in your ireport you were toward the middle of the pack and you were about halfway from the stage and you say you stay there had the entire time what did you experience? what did you witness? >> oh, yes, i -- it was just the most wonderful experience, being right in the middle because wherever you looked in any direction, you could see nothing but people other than the stage down below and everybody was so happy and having a great, great, great, great time. >> a sea of 500,000 people. again, let's go become to the guy that was working, did you have any fun? i know we are going to show some of your photographs. you saw janis joplin. you saw joan baez and you were right there you were so close, could you probably feel -- at least see, but possibly even feel the energy on that stage, right as you were next to the stage?
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>> [ inaudible ] a third person who really impressed me was [ inaudible ] he poured a huge [ inaudible ] extremely focused on his instruments. >> mark goff joining us by skype, that is why we are not able to und understand exactly what he is saying, how close. skype's technology, just not working for us right now. i want to go back to susie as
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well, find out a little bit more about what you saw. i understand that mark actually had to leff before you saw jimi hendrix and that was one of the highlights for you. >> oh, my god, was that ever. we stayed to the very, very end. and it was so neat because most of us had fallen asleep. and suddenly, you hear rrrr and we are all awakened to jimi hendrix. there he was, bigger than life. and it was phenomenal. it was just -- he had always been one of my most favorite guitarists anyway, so it was so great to see him live. so great. >> you also write in your eye reports, here i was at woodstock, surrounded by 500,000 beautiful people and i felt comfortable and safe and at peace and cared about, just on a natural high a natural high? susie? >> okay, truth be told, you want the real dope? >> absolutely. >> yes, we -- of course, we smoked grass, but that was the last time i ever dropped acid.
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i did do acid up there. i'm confessing to it wonderful and so great i made a decision on the last night of woodstock this will be last trip i ever take. so, it was great. it was just -- and it did enhance the music and i had tripped before, so i was used to how to feel the music during it. >> an amazing trip for susie. an amazing assignment for mark a lot of the photographs that we have been sharing with you really haven't been shared with many people before. they are part of an exhibit right now at the museum in washington, d.c. and i know that as you reflect on what you experienced and what you documented, mark, you say that you didn't see a lot of women there you say the majority of the crowd, made up of about 80% men? you talked about how peaceful it was as well, in your ireports, no fights no riots, of course new york cell phones, no surprise there and i know a lot of these photographs, while they are on display right now august through october, you had a hard time selling these?
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>> yeah. [ inaudible ]. >> mark, i apologize you can not able to connect with you, he is connecting with us via skype from milwaukee, wisconsin, but photographs that one of our ireport verse captured. he works in public relations now, but these are black and white images that capture the energy, the crowds, the 500,000 in bethel, new york. we are, of course, at the 40th anniversary of woodstock. mark was just 22 years of age when he had the plum assignment, working for an alternative newspaper called "the kaleidoscope" answered documented the woodstock music festival. then also with us, susie kaufman, an ireporter joining us from our l.a. bureau, documenting what it was like, how transforming the experience was to be in bethel new york. susan kaufman, thanks so much and mark goff, you can find his work at the museum, on display through october 31st along with that coveted press badge. mark and susie, thanks so much. appreciate it. of course, we have been
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telling you this hour about a tropical storm that is churning toward the florida panhandle. jacqui jeras, our meteorologist is in the cnn weather center. this is what really caught your attention today? >> absolutely. the storm is hours away from landfall and feeling the impact as we speak. the 5:00 advisory just came in a little bit early and we have got some significant changes. the latest on claudette, bill and ana, all coming up right after this break.
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come to meineke now and get a free ac system check. at meineke, you're always the driver. welcome back to the newsroom. i'm cnn meteorologist jacqui jeras with the latest on all our tropical systems. start you out with tropical storm claudette, and the latest update showing you the storm is less than 40 miles away from the coastline now. the maximum sustained winds holding steady around 50 miles an hour. the storms move in we are starting to see the wind gusts increase. reports in apalachicola up to 40
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miles per hour and also starting to get some of those outer rain bands pushing into the area and bringing with that threat some flooding, some heavy rainfall. in addition to that some isolated tornadoes and for some reason, this isn't advancing if you could move, there we go to the next one for me, thank you very much. you can see the showers and thundershowers and rain already moving into parts of georgia into alabama, ahead of this system. we could see very strong, gusty winds even with those isolated storms as well. i want to show you a little bit closer where this center of circulation is. we think it's right about here. so it's off the cape already and it's moving in a northwesterly direction. so we missed our chance, so to speak, of landfall he at the cape and now we are going to be looking at places like maybe jackson, fort walton beach, santa rosa beach, maybe somewhere closer to here, closer to the pensacola area that means our landfall is probably another couple of hours away as that storm continues to push to the north and to the west, around 14
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miles per hour there you can see that forecast cone, watch the conditions to go downhill as we head through the night tonight and we will watch for that form to be inland by tomorrow morning. there you can see the skies start ton darken from our affiliate wear-tv, pensacola beach there. good news on tropical storm ana it is now a tropical depression, so that one has weakened. and as for bill, bill has actually strengthed, now packing winds 65 miles per hour, forecasters now putting a little curve on it further up to the north, making less likely to hit the u.s. hope we will continue to watch this type of a track. >> we will be watching a week out from now as well. jackie, you wearing heels today? >> a little bit of a heel, yeah. >> a little bit of a heel. okay, you may be very version smart. we have a a story coming up about high heels. >> okay. >> still let toes and how they could be hurting your long-term health. but you are very smart to be wearing just a short heel today. we will find out more. ever worn your clothes in the shower?
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if you knew something would harm your health, would you avoid it? like smoking or high-fat foods? women only need to look at their feet to see trouble down the road. >> reporter: nicole loves shoes, from paris to parless, she has picked up more than 50 pairs, mostly still let toes and other high heels. >> i like them for the style, certainly not the comfort. >> reporter: nicole has been wearing heels since sixth grade and over the years, cost her a number of problems. >> bad knees, broken my ankles a couple of times and i have foot pain 24/7 and i wear them. >> reporter: that is not
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unusual, podiatrists say, bad shoes lead to foot injuries, yet many never associate their shoes with their foot pain. >> heel pain, bunion formation and flareups. >> reporter: at temple university school of podiatric medicine, researchers are testing shoe styles on feet, equipped with a runway, pressure plates and computer analysis, doctors use the data to better understand how different types of shoes put pressure on various points of the foot, including the balls, heels and arches. they are finding the higher the heel, the more stress on the toes and ankle joints, causing a multitude of long-lasting health issues. >> the chronic parts of wearing heels for a long time that actually affect the muscles, the balance, the actual deformities and the most -- the number one thing is degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis. >> reporter: as women get older, deterioration of bones and muscles may cause the arches of their feet to become lacks and
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lose foot. avoid the flats and flip-flops, look for something with a little heel to give you balance but something that can give you arch support without causing fallen arches or flat feet and heel problems. >> our feet need support. there is a lot of different muscles, there's a lot of tendons and ininsertions because of the different types of mechanics of your feet, you need to support them. >> reporter: if women exercise at any age, they need to make sure they have a good-fitting shoe designed for the sport they are involved n the wrong footwear can cause shin splints and joint problems that can give you a lifetime of pain. elizabeth cone, cnn, atlanta. >> jacqui, pointed out, very smart young lady to be wearing a short heel versus a high heel today. >> kind of high but chunky, i figure that is better. >> a little bit more for balance. speaking of balance, you were juggling a lot today. >> we are juggling a lot. more to come a tornado warning for parts of florida. we will have all the specifics on that coming you were for you
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here is that information on the tornado i was telling you about, this is in florida charlotte and lee counties. the public is reporting a
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tornado right now right around the pine island area and this storm is moving toward the north and to the west, so, it is moving in this direction, kind of different from what you would expect. so, this is reported on the ground, an actual tornado. you need to be seeking shelter immediately and taking this very seriously. get to the lowest level of your home away from doors and windows. taylor if you could put this into motion for us so people can see, looks like we might have another one up there toward the port charlotte area. there you can see the directions that these are moving away from the shoreline this storm could be clipping down toward southern parts of the venice area as well. and this is in relation to tropical storm claudette. a lot of times when we get tropical systems there is a lot of spin in the atmosphere so we will get these weak little tornadoes, but you don't need a strong one certainly to cause damage. melissa? >> all right. of course, we will keep our viewers posted tonight about this tornado and tropical storm claudette. jacqui, thank you. >> sure. >>


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